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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623585/in-situ-hi-c-library-preparation-for-plants-to-study-their-three-dimensional-chromatin-interactions-on-a-genome-wide-scale
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Chang Liu
The spatial organization of the genome in the nucleus is critical for many cellular processes. It has been broadly accepted that the packing of chromatin inside the nucleus is not random, but structured at several hierarchical levels. The Hi-C method combines Chromatin Conformation Capture and high-throughput sequencing, which allows interrogating genome-wide chromatin interactions. Depending on the sequencing depth, chromatin packing patterns derived from Hi-C experiments can be viewed on a chromosomal scale or at a local genic level...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620032/a-moving-target-structure-and-disorder-in-pursuit-of-myc-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Richard Bayliss, Selena G Burgess, Eoin Leen, Mark W Richards
The Myc proteins comprise a family of ubiquitous regulators of gene expression implicated in over half of all human cancers. They interact with a large number of other proteins, such as transcription factors, chromatin-modifying enzymes and kinases. Remarkably, few of these interactions have been characterized structurally. This is at least in part due to the intrinsically disordered nature of Myc proteins, which adopt a defined conformation only in the presence of binding partners. Owing to this behaviour, crystallographic studies on Myc proteins have been limited to short fragments in complex with other proteins...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615534/functional-dissection-of-breast-cancer-risk-associated-tert-promoter-variants
#3
Sonja Helbig, Leesa Wockner, Annick Bouendeu, Ursula Hille-Betz, Karen McCue, Juliet D French, Stacey L Edwards, Hilda A Pickett, Roger R Reddel, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Thilo Dörk, Jonathan Beesley
The multi-cancer susceptibility locus at 5p15.33 includes TERT, encoding the telomerase catalytic subunit. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TERT promoter associated with decreased breast cancer risk, although the precise causal variants and their mechanisms of action have remained elusive. Luciferase reporter assays indicated that the protective haplotype reduced TERT promoter activity in human mammary epithelial and cancer cells in an estrogen-independent manner...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609784/genome-wide-profiling-of-s-mar-based-replicon-contact-sites
#4
Claudia Hagedorn, Andreas Gogol-Döring, Sabrina Schreiber, Jörg T Epplen, Hans J Lipps
Autonomously replicating vectors represent a simple and versatile model system for genetic modifications, but their localization in the nucleus and effect on endogenous gene expression is largely unknown. Using circular chromosome conformation capture we mapped genomic contact sites of S/MAR-based replicons in HeLa cells. The influence of cis-active sequences on genomic localization was assessed using replicons containing either an insulator sequence or an intron. While the original and the insulator-containing replicons displayed distinct contact sites, the intron-containing replicon showed a rather broad genomic contact pattern...
June 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607149/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-in-an-autoinhibited-state
#5
Matthew Bratkowski, Xin Yang, Xin Liu
Polycomb-group proteins control many fundamental biological processes, such as anatomical development in mammals and vernalization in plants. Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is responsible for methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), and trimethylated H3K27 (H3K27me3) is implicated in epigenetic gene silencing. Recent genomic, biochemical, and structural data indicate that PRC2 is broadly conserved from yeast to human in many aspects. Here, we determined the crystal structure of an apo PRC2 from the fungus Chaetomium thermophilum captured in a bona fide autoinhibited state, which represents a novel conformation of PRC2 associated with enzyme regulation in light of the basal and stimulated states that we reported previously...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604721/comparison-of-computational-methods-for-hi-c-data-analysis
#6
Mattia Forcato, Chiara Nicoletti, Koustav Pal, Carmen Maria Livi, Francesco Ferrari, Silvio Bicciato
Hi-C is a genome-wide sequencing technique used to investigate 3D chromatin conformation inside the nucleus. Computational methods are required to analyze Hi-C data and identify chromatin interactions and topologically associating domains (TADs) from genome-wide contact probability maps. We quantitatively compared the performance of 13 algorithms in their analyses of Hi-C data from six landmark studies and simulations. This comparison revealed differences in the performance of methods for chromatin interaction identification, but more comparable results for TAD detection between algorithms...
June 12, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591585/tcrd-rearrangement-redirects-a-processive-tcra-recombination-program-to-expand-the-tcra-repertoire
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Zachary M Carico, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Baojun Zhang, Yuan Zhuang, Michael S Krangel
Adaptive immunity depends on diverse T cell receptor repertoires generated by variable, diversity, and joining (V[D]J) recombination. Here, we define the principles by which combinatorial diversity is generated in the murine Tcra repertoire. Tcra and Tcrd gene segments share the Tcra-Tcrd locus, with interspersed Vα and Vδ segments undergoing Vδ-Dδ-Jδ rearrangement in CD4(-)CD8(-) thymocytes and then multiple rounds of Vα-Jα rearrangement in CD4(+)CD8(+) thymocytes. We document stepwise, highly coordinated proximal-to-distal progressions of Vα and Jα use on individual Tcra alleles, limiting combinatorial diversity...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591576/regulation-of-rvb1-rvb2-by-a-domain-within-the-ino80-chromatin-remodeling-complex-implicates-the-yeast-rvbs-as-protein-assembly-chaperones
#8
Coral Y Zhou, Caitlin I Stoddard, Jonathan B Johnston, Michael J Trnka, Ignacia Echeverria, Eugene Palovcak, Andrej Sali, Alma L Burlingame, Yifan Cheng, Geeta J Narlikar
The hexameric AAA+ ATPases Rvb1 and Rvb2 (Rvbs) are essential for diverse processes ranging from metabolic signaling to chromatin remodeling, but their functions are unknown. While originally thought to act as helicases, recent proposals suggest that Rvbs act as protein assembly chaperones. However, experimental evidence for chaperone-like behavior is lacking. Here, we identify a potent protein activator of the Rvbs, a domain in the Ino80 ATPase subunit of the INO80 chromatin-remodeling complex, termed Ino80INS...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588071/the-rna-helicase-dhx9-establishes-nucleolar-heterochromatin-and-this-activity-is-required-for-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation
#9
Sergio Leone, Dominik Bär, Coenraad Frederik Slabber, Damian Dalcher, Raffaella Santoro
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in the regulation of chromatin conformation and epigenetic patterns. lncRNA expression levels are widely taken as an indicator for functional properties. However, the role of RNA processing in modulating distinct features of the same lncRNA is less understood. The establishment of heterochromatin at rRNA genes depends on the processing of IGS-rRNA into pRNA, a reaction that is impaired in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and activated only upon differentiation...
June 6, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582503/hugin-hi-c-unifying-genomic-interrogator
#10
Joshua S Martin, Zheng Xu, Alex P Reiner, Karen L Mohlke, Patrick Sullivan, Bing Ren, Ming Hu, Yun Li
Motivation: High throughput chromatin conformation capture (3C) technologies, such as Hi-C and ChIA-PET, have the potential to elucidate the functional roles of non-coding variants. However, most of published genome-wide unbiased chromatin organization studies have used cultured cell lines, limiting their generalizability. Results: We developed a web browser, HUGIn, to visualize Hi-C data generated from 21 human primary tissues and cell lines. HUGIn enables assessment of chromatin contacts both constitutive across and specific to tissue(s) and/or cell line(s) at any genomic loci, including GWAS SNPs, eQTLs and cis-regulatory elements, facilitating the understanding of both GWAS and eQTLs results and functional genomics data...
June 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577753/cocaine-induced-chromatin-modifications-associate-with-increased-expression-and-three-dimensional-looping-of-auts2
#11
Olivia Engmann, Benoit Labonté, Amanda Mitchell, Pavel Bashtrykov, Erin S Calipari, Chaggai Rosenbluh, Yong-Hwee E Loh, Deena M Walker, Dominika Burek, Peter J Hamilton, Orna Issler, Rachael L Neve, Gustavo Turecki, Yasmin Hurd, Andrew Chess, Li Shen, Isabelle Mansuy, Albert Jeltsch, Schahram Akbarian, Eric J Nestler
BACKGROUND: Exposure to drugs of abuse alters the epigenetic landscape of the brain's reward regions, such as the nucleus accumbens. We investigated how combinations of chromatin modifications affect genes that regulate responses to cocaine. We focused on Auts2, a gene linked to human evolution and cognitive disorders, which displays strong clustering of cocaine-induced chromatin modifications in this brain region. METHODS: We combined chromosome conformation capture, circularized chromosome conformation capture, and related approaches with behavioral paradigms relevant to cocaine phenotypes...
May 5, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554803/integrated-omics-approaches-to-characterize-a-nuclear-receptor-corepressor-associated-histone-deacetylase-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle
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REVIEW
Yingyun Gong, Rui Cao, Guolian Ding, Sungguan Hong, Wenjun Zhou, Wenyun Lu, Manashree Damle, Bin Fang, Chuhan C Wang, Justin Qian, Natasha Lie, Cristina Lanzillotta, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Zheng Sun
Nuclear receptors regulate gene expression by differentially binding to coactivators or corepressors in a ligand-dependent manner, which further recruits a set of epigenome-modifying enzymes that remodel chromatin conformation. Histone acetylation is a major epigenomic change controlled by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs). HDAC3 is the only HDAC that confers the enzymatic activity to the complexes nucleated by nuclear receptor corepressors NCoR and SMRT. To address the metabolic function of HDAC3, we have deleted it specifically in mouse skeletal muscles...
May 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549169/regulatory-dynamics-of-11p13-suggest-a-role-for-ehf-in-modifying-cf-lung-disease-severity
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Lindsay R Stolzenburg, Rui Yang, Jenny L Kerschner, Sara Fossum, Matthew Xu, Andrew Hoffmann, Kay-Marie Lamar, Sujana Ghosh, Sarah Wachtel, Shih-Hsing Leir, Ann Harris
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF), but are not good predictors of lung phenotype. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) previously identified additional genomic sites associated with CF lung disease severity. One of these, at chromosome 11p13, is an intergenic region between Ets homologous factor (EHF) and Apaf-1 interacting protein (APIP). Our goal was to determine the functional significance of this region, which being intergenic is probably regulatory...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547585/aio-casilio-a-robust-crispr-cas9-pumilio-system-for-chromosome-labeling
#14
Shuxian Zhang, Zhan Song
The biological function of chromatin bases on its spatial organization and dynamic activities in different situations. Labeling and tracing of genomic sequences has been a huge challenge in studying the spatial dynamics of chromatin. We reported the development of 'all-in-one Casilio system (Aio-Casilio)', a new system that enables the labeling of endogenous genomic loci. The Aio-Casilio system consists of the dCas9 protein, mClover fused with the Pumilio and FBF proteins RNA-binding domain (PUF domain) and an U6-sgRNA appended with multiple PUF-binding site(s)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544514/dynamic-enhancer-function-in-the-chromatin-context
#15
REVIEW
Ido Goldstein, Gordon L Hager
Enhancers serve as critical regulatory elements in higher eukaryotic cells. The characterization of enhancer function has evolved primarily from genome-wide methodologies, including chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-seq), DNase-I hypersensitivity (DNase-seq), digital genomic footprinting (DGF), and the chromosome conformation capture techniques (3C, 4C, and Hi-C). These population-based assays average signals across millions of cells and lead to enhancer models characterized by static and sequential binding...
May 22, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526829/super-enhancers-and-broad-h3k4me3-domains-form-complex-gene-regulatory-circuits-involving-chromatin-interactions
#16
Fan Cao, Yiwen Fang, Hong Kee Tan, Yufen Goh, Jocelyn Yeen Hui Choy, Bryan Thean Howe Koh, Jiong Hao Tan, Nicolas Bertin, Aroul Ramadass, Ewan Hunter, Jayne Green, Matthew Salter, Alexandre Akoulitchev, Wilson Wang, Wee Joo Chng, Daniel G Tenen, Melissa J Fullwood
Stretched histone regions, such as super-enhancers and broad H3K4me3 domains, are associated with maintenance of cell identity and cancer. We connected super-enhancers and broad H3K4me3 domains in the K562 chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line as well as the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line with chromatin interactions. Super-enhancers and broad H3K4me3 domains showed higher association with chromatin interactions than their typical counterparts. Interestingly, we identified a subset of super-enhancers that overlap with broad H3K4me3 domains and show high association with cancer-associated genes including tumor suppressor genes...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511927/coordinated-regulation-of-ifitm1-2-and-3-genes-by-an-ifn-responsive-enhancer-through-long-range-chromatin-interactions
#17
Ping Li, Ming-Lei Shi, Wen-Long Shen, Zhang Zhang, De-Jian Xie, Xiang-Yuan Zhang, Chao He, Yan Zhang, Zhi-Hu Zhao
Interferon-induced transmembrane protein (IFITM) 1, 2 and 3 are a family of interferon (IFN)-induced transmembrane proteins that block entry of a broad spectrum of pathogens. However, the transcriptional regulation of these genes, especially whether there exists any enhancers and their roles during the IFN induction process remain elusive. Here, combining episomal luciferase reporter assay and in vivo genome editing, we identified an IFNβ-responsive enhancer located 35kb upstream of IFITM3 gene promoter upregulating the IFNβ-induced expression of IFITM1, 2 and 3 genes, thus contributing to IFNβ-mediated resistance to influenza A virus (IAV) infection...
May 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510225/controlling-gene-expression-by-dna-mechanics-emerging-insights-and-challenges
#18
REVIEW
David Levens, Laura Baranello, Fedor Kouzine
Transcription initiation is a major control point for the precise regulation of gene expression. Our knowledge of this process has been mainly derived from protein-centric studies wherein cis-regulatory DNA sequences play a passive role, mainly in arranging the protein machinery to coalesce at the transcription start sites of genes in a spatial and temporal-specific manner. However, this is a highly dynamic process in which molecular motors such as RNA polymerase II (RNAPII), helicases, and other transcription factors, alter the level of mechanical force in DNA, rather than simply a set of static DNA-protein interactions...
September 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510218/controlling-gene-expression-by-dna-mechanics-emerging-insights-and-challenges
#19
REVIEW
David Levens, Laura Baranello, Fedor Kouzine
Transcription initiation is a major control point for the precise regulation of gene expression. Our knowledge of this process has been mainly derived from protein-centric studies wherein cis-regulatory DNA sequences play a passive role, mainly in arranging the protein machinery to coalesce at the transcription start sites of genes in a spatial and temporal-specific manner. However, this is a highly dynamic process in which molecular motors such as RNA polymerase II (RNAPII), helicases, and other transcription factors, alter the level of mechanical force in DNA, rather than simply a set of static DNA-protein interactions...
November 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506460/mechanisms-of-ubiquitin-nucleosome-recognition-and-regulation-of-53bp1-chromatin-recruitment-by-rnf168-169-and-rad18
#20
Qi Hu, Maria Victoria Botuyan, Gaofeng Cui, Debiao Zhao, Georges Mer
The protein 53BP1 plays a central regulatory role in DNA double-strand break repair. 53BP1 relocates to chromatin by recognizing RNF168-mediated mono-ubiquitylation of histone H2A Lys15 in the nucleosome core particle dimethylated at histone H4 Lys20 (NCP-ubme). 53BP1 relocation is terminated by ubiquitin ligases RNF169 and RAD18 via unknown mechanisms. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and biochemistry, we show that RNF169 bridges ubiquitin and histone surfaces, stabilizing a pre-existing ubiquitin orientation in NCP-ubme to form a high-affinity complex...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
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